UNISON Northern Ireland

UNISON responds to the consultation on reshaping stroke services

On 26th March 2019, the Department of Health launched a consultation on Reshaping Stroke Services in Northern Ireland. 

Launching the consultation document the Department wrote; 'Stroke is one of the most devastating health crises anyone can face. It is a major health issue in Northern Ireland with around 2,800 people being admitted to hospital each year and 36,000 stroke survivors living in our communities. Stroke care is provided both in hospitals and the community but too often, and despite the best efforts of staff, the service is not as good as it could or should be. This document outlines the challenges within stroke services and seeks views on how those services should be reshaped to improve stroke care'.

UNISON has now published our response to the consultation pointing out flaws in the consultation document and questionnaire and challenging the decision making process that will be used post consultation.

You can download and read our full consultation document here.